One of the most beautiful wild gingers with evergreen heart shaped leaves strongly resemble Cyclamen hederifolium with its marbled pattern of fine white veins on a dark green background. Red-brown striped flared flowers are held below the leaves and usually sprawl on the ground. Will make a large colony via spreading rhizome in time and is a breathtaking ground cover when grown in masse. Protect from slugs.
- Collection Date: Aug 2020
- Hardiness Zone: 6-8
- Height and Width: 15cm x rhizome spreading
- Habitat: partial to full shade on humus-rich, well drained soil. Tolerant of dry shade and drought
- Family: Aristolochiaceae
How to germinate Asarum hartwegii seed:
Soak seed 12 hrs. Mix with silica sand; thinly sow using warm compost (22°C). Thinly cover with same compost mix. Keep moist for 6 wks; then cold stratify (-4 to +4C) for 6-8 wks. Will start germinating at +4C. Grow in cool (max 10C) conditions). We had seed germinate following spring when pot was overwintered in an unheated greenhouse the following spring. Don’t let sprouting / germinating seed dry out. Habitat: partial shade in well-drained moist, humus rich soil Tolerant of dry shade & drought when established.